JOHANNESBURG: South Africa the first country where the first Beta variant of coronavirus has been detected has now detected another variant call C.1.2 with multiple mutations. Scientists are still working and studying the characteristics of this new variant but it is yet to establish whether it is more spreadable and dangerous than the original version of coronavirus.
The new variant C.1.2, was first detected in May but has now spread the most South African provinces and seven other countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe.
Scientists are still studying whether a vaccine that is given to citizens are capable to neutralize this new variant or not because this new variant contains multiple mutations which are very easily spreadable and can neutralize antibodies. Scientists are testing with a different samples to study how this variant can cause to the human body.
Previously found Beta variant was much easily spreadable and which was labelled “of concern” by the World Health Organization”. After that Delta was another variant of virus which the world has witnessed which was the fastest and fittest version that the world has encountered. So far vaccination drive of South Africa has the slowest start with only 14% of the population is fully vaccinated.
So far India has not reported any case of this new variant C.1.2.